Wat Hirunyaram (Wat Bang Kran)Wat Hirunyaram, or commonly known as “Wat Bang Kran,” is originally called “WatWangtako.” It is located along the Nan Gao River. One of the most interesting structures is NakornChaibaworn Museum, a 2-storey mondapa of which the upper floor installs a cast statue imitating LuangPohNguen that all Thai people know and revere highly. He used to be there in Buddhist Lent. The lower floor is set as Nakorn Chai Baworn Museum exhibiting various types of antiques that the temple has collected. Most of them are donated, for example, Buddha’s images, votive tablets and terracotta. LuangPohNguen is considered one of the most renowned monks specializing in magic in Pichit Province. Until he stayed at WatTako, he restored and developed the temple. It was so widely popular that he had a miraculous magic to know who was going to visit. Moreover, he specialized in treating ill villagers. Additionally, it has been said that he possessed a special magic. Once there was a man trying to challenge his magic, it protected LuangPoh against that man. This event was held so holy of LuangPoh that Prince of Chumphon asked to be one of his disciples. LuangPohNguen also produced various types of work in terms of constructions as he supervised construction of permanent structures such as monasteries, vihars andpavillions. He is also reputed in aspects of traditional treatment, meditation, amulets or votive tablets of which he was likely to disapprove. This shows he is highly regarded in this temple.For those interested in visiting the temple, the temple is open to the general public from 08.00 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please contact 0 5666 9030-1.TransportationFor those who drive their own car, the temple is located at Moo. 5, Tambon Bang Kran, AmphoePotalay, Pichit Province. They can use Highway Number 1067, then turn left into the road, and go on about 8 kilometres.